Brodie Croft

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Brodie Croft
Personal information
Born (1997-07-14) 14 July 1997 (age 21)
Dalby, Queensland, Australia
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
Playing information
Position Halfback

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016– Melbourne Storm 12 6 4 1 33
As of 14 July 2018
Source: [1][2]

Brodie Croft (born 14 July 1997) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League. He plays at halfback.

Early life

Born in Dalby, Queensland, Croft played his junior rugby league for the Highfields Eagles and attended St. Joseph's College, Toowoomba and, later, Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane,[3][4] before being signed by the Melbourne Storm.

He played for the Toowoomba Clydesdales in the Cyril Connell Cup during 2013.[5] Before moving to Brisbane, to join the Eastern Suburbs Tigers in the Mal Meninga Cup.[6] The following year, he was named 18th man for the Queensland under-18 rugby league team.[7]

Playing career

2016

In 2016, Croft was named in the QAS under-20 squad and played for the Melbourne Storm's NYC team.[8][9] On 22 May, he made his Queensland Cup debut with Melbourne's feeder team, the Easts Tigers, scoring a try in their 52-20 win over the Ipswich Jets.[10] In Round 15 of the 2016 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Storm against the St. George Illawarra Dragons.[11][12] On 13 July, he represented the Queensland under-20 rugby league team.[13]

2017

Croft started the 2017 season by playing in the NRL Auckland Nines. He scored 3 tries and was named in the team of the tournament.[14] In just his second NRL game, he slotted an extra-time field goal to secure victory over the North Queensland Cowboys and in doing so, Melbourne escaped with a 23-22 win in golden-point.[15] On 24 July, he signed a contract extension with the Storm, tying him to the club for at least another three years with a view to replacing Cooper Cronk in the long-term as Melbourne's halfback.[16] On 19 August, with Cronk rested, Croft scored a hat-trick and had two try assists in a 44-12 win over the Newcastle Knights in just his fifth NRL game.[17] Despite this performance, he didn't feature in another NRL match for the remainder of the season due to the return of Cronk, leading the NRL side to the 2017 NRL Grand Final victory.[18]

2018

In February 2018, Croft staked his claim as the Storm's new halfback. He scored a try and three try assists in a composed performance against the Leeds Rhinos in the 2018 World Club Challenge at AAMI Park.[19]

Honours

Club

References

  1. ^ "Brodie Croft - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Queensland Under 16 teams announced". Redsrugby.com.au. 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  4. ^ https://www.churchie.com.au/churchie/media/Documents/Eagles%20Wings/Eagles-Wings-2014-Summer-web.pdf
  5. ^ "Rd 7 Connell & Meninga Cup Results". Qrl.com.au. 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  6. ^ NRL. "Rd 5 CC & MM scores". QRL. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  7. ^ NRL. "Queensland Under 18 team". QRL. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  8. ^ Tim Costello and Josh Robertson (2016-04-12). "LeagueUnlimited Holden Cup NYC Under 20's Teams - 2016 Round 7". League Unlimited. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  9. ^ NRL. "Broncos young guns dominate QAS U20s". QRL. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  10. ^ Crowhurst, Matt. "Tigers score impressive win over Jets". QRL. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  11. ^ "Updated Team lists: Dragons v Storm". NRL.com. 2016-02-28. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  12. ^ NRL. "Late mail: Round 15 - Storm". Melbournestorm.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  13. ^ NRL. "Cowboy Salam earns late call-up". QRL. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  14. ^ Dan Walsh. "Auckland Nines 2017: Teens and tyros headline team of the tournament". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2017-02-05. 
  15. ^ Travis Meyn. "Storm young gun Brodie Croft's field goal sinks Cowboys 23-22 in golden point". news.com.au. Retrieved 2017-06-17. 
  16. ^ Dan Walsh. "NRL 2017: Melbourne Storm lock in Big Three successors with four key re-signings". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  17. ^ Roy Ward. "Melbourne Storm claim minor premiership as Brodie Croft hat-trick inspires win". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  18. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "Custom Match List - Rugby League Project". www.rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 5 November 2017. 
  19. ^ Marmont, Andrew. "Brodie Croft stamps authority on Storm's halfback spot". Retrieved 20 February 2018. 

External links

  • Melbourne Storm profile
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